Kibo No Hikari

by Richard Osborn

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This was mostly a transcription of a piece for koto by Kimio Eto that I played when I intro'ed for Robbie Basho at a concert circa 1972 in Berkeley. Eto had composed the piece when very young as a tribute to his teacher. And so, in the context, it was also meant as a tribute by me to Robbie for his mentorship.

The tape recording itself was unearthed by Kyle Fosbugh, part of a body of old concert tapes of Robbie Basho that he had acquired from Glenn Jones.

Artwork by Claude Smith

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released October 24, 2016

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